Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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Boffins Manage To Fool Driverless Car Software

By Dave Pinwell 15th August 2017 Tech News 74
Boffins Manage To Fool Driverless Car Software

Boffins Manage To Fool Driverless Car Software Scientists at four of the USA’s most respected Universities, led by the University of Washington, published a paper last week that has sobering implications for the future of driverless cars. Whilst players in the motor industry race for market dominance in the future goldmine of autonomous vehicles, these…

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Time To Get Wise On Bill Splitting

By Dave Pinwell 3rd August 2017 Tech News 129
Time To Get Wise On Bill Splitting

Time To Get Wise On Bill Splitting Sharing expenses, depending on those involved, can get extremely awkward. A group going together for a sunny, wine-fuelled weekend away can readily find their trip losing its shine through embarrassments about whether everyone has stumped up their shard of the house rental or how the curry night was…

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Price May Prove Prime Reason For Losing Members

By Dave Pinwell 21st July 2017 Tech News 254
Price May Prove Prime Reason For Losing Members

Price May Prove Prime Reason For Losing Members As this column turned the spotlight on to Amazon’s Echo Look last week, a US-based research outfit was highlighting just how successful the internet giant has been in hooking families into its services. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reported that Amazon now has an estimated 85 million members…

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Amazon Helping You Get The Look

By Dave Pinwell 17th July 2017 Tech News 211
Amazon Helping You Get The Look

Amazon Helping You Get The Look Now, here is an unusual thing. There is a free book available on the Amazon UK website. Its title is The Ultimate Guide to Using Your Personal Robot Stylist. Those who rush to order a copy may act prematurely, because all may not be as it seems. Bizarrely, this…

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Operators Are Using New Technology To Improve Bus Appeal

By Dave Pinwell 10th July 2017 Tech News 289
Operators Are Using New Technology To Improve Bus Appeal

Operators Are Using New Technology To Improve Bus Appeal Did you know that this week is national ‘Catch the Bus’ week, highlighting the benefits of using buses and encouraging those who do not normally do so to give them a try? With congestion on the roads getting worse, growing parking challenges and the impact of…

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Alarm Bells Set Ringing By New Snap Maps App

Alarm Bells Set Ringing By New Snap Maps App

Alarm Bells Set Ringing By New Snap Maps App It is unusual for the police to issue warning about new developments in the IT world, but several forces did exactly that last week after a new version of Snapchat was unleashed. The update included a new feature, called Snap Maps, allowing friends to see exactly…

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New App Claims To Be A Wake-Up Call For Sleepy Drivers

By Dave Pinwell 23rd June 2017 Tech News 336
New App Claims To Be A Wake-Up Call For Sleepy Drivers

New App Claims To Be A Wake-Up Call For Sleepy Drivers A new app is on its way that claims to be a step forward in the quest to spot when a driver is nodding off at the wheel and to improve upon existing apps in the market such as Drowsy Driver and Open eyes….

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New Phone May Well Be Essential

By Dave Pinwell 19th June 2017 Tech News 352
New Phone May Well Be Essential

New Phone May Well Be Essential Ordinarily, it an outfit announced that it was about to launch a new high end Android phone to take on Samsung, LG, Motorola etc, one might just yawn and ask why. The market is stuffed full of good choices already. However, understand that this newcomer is from a go-ahead…

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Apps To Help You Go With The Flow Over The Summer

By Dave Pinwell 9th June 2017 Tech News 360
Apps To Help You Go With The Flow Over The Summer

Apps To Help You Go With The Flow Over The Summer June is here, the three peak summer months have begun. Trips to the seaside, in the UK or abroad, are being planned. Beach mats, surfboards, buckets and spades are coming out of the loft and, oh yes, there are apps to download. Knowledge of…

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Cartoon Character Is No Fun On Your Phone

By Dave Pinwell 8th June 2017 Tech News 395
Cartoon Character Is No Fun On Your Phone

Cartoon Character Is No Fun On Your Phone Do not let Judy anywhere near your Android phone or tablet. That was a warning that emerged this week. It accompanied news that as many 36 million phones might have been infected with the latest malware to be discovered lurking in Android devices. Judy is a cute…

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